The National Arts Centre in partnership with the Coalition for Music Education in Canada will celebrate Music Monday with a live showcase concert and broadband connection with students from Nunavut’s Inuksuk High School. Approximately 500 local students in the NAC Foyer will join hundreds of thousands of children singing across the country in celebration of music education at 12:30 p.m. on May 4, 2015.
Hosted by CBC Radio host Robyn Bresnahan and Youth4Music leader Malcolm Horava, this free public event will also feature Ottawa singer-songwriter Jill Zmud, award-winning virtuoso violinist Kerson Leong, dancers from école Michaëlle-Jean. MP Kellie Leitch will be on hand to lend an official stamp on the celebrations.
The Coalition for Music Education created Music Monday to:
- celebrate the importance of music in our lives and especially in our schools, and
- celebrate the galvanizing power of music and demonstrate how that power is rooted in school music programs.
Music education is a powerful tool for engagement, harmony, creativity and achievement in our young people. Music Monday is a tangible demonstration of how music programs unite us, shape young lives and contribute to the cultural vitality of Canada.
Performance is approximately 1 hour with no intermission.